Quinoa Sunchoke Pilaf Recipe

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/4 cup vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • 3/4 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned, (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped Sunchokes
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Place the quinoa in a large bowl; fill with cold water. Pour into a strainer, then return the quinoa to the bowl and rinse 4 times more. Drain well.

Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, stirring, until it cracks and pops, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft.

Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the chickpeas, sunchokes, peas, and pepper, and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings. Calories: 172; Total Fat: 7.7 g; Protein: 5.5 g; Saturated Fat: 1.6 g; Carbohydrates: 22.8 g; Cholesterol: 5.5 mg; Fiber: 3.6 g; Sodium: 329 mg

 

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